I have a chance to buy a Badger 180-11 air brush and compressor for 65.00. Do any of you know anything about this? Is it an okay one for a beginner? Thanks so much.
Badger makes a very good airbrush. This less expensive one works fine for a beginner. I started with a $20 one my DH picked up for me from an automotive shop. He heard me whining about an airbrush and thought he would get me one but didn't know anything about them. I used it for spraying colors on cakes but not for illustrations or anything with a lot of detail. It worked so much better than I thought it would.
I practiced in children's coloring books with simple drawings. The newsprint type of paper they use is great for absorbing the color. On that note, I didn't buy the airbrush color to practice with. I purchased the inexpensive regular liquid colors from the grocery store or dollar store. Saved a bit of money that way so I was more relaxed while learning, didn't always worry about wasting my good color.